Brame family calls for help 12 years after slaying| Tags: Dayton Daily News
DAYTON CRIME Brame family calls for help 12 years after slaying Six-year Dayton police Officer Kevin Brame was shot and killed in 1999. By Jeremy P. Kelley Staff Writer DAYTON— Rosemary Peters Brame says that after her son Kevin was gunned down Nov. 1, 1999, she thought it would be a few weeks until the case was solved. But Sunday, she and about 50 others marked 12 years since Dayton police Officer Kevin Brame was shot in front of his estranged wife’s Cherry Drive home, with the killer still unidentified. “I don’t understand why people protect anyone who would commit such a heinous act as this,” Peters Brame said at Zion Baptist Church, adding that she’s sure there are peo- ple who know what happened. “If you’re afraid, all you have to do is call anonymously.” Gerald Brame, Kevin’s father Dayton police Chief Richard Biehl shared his hope that information would come forward for an arrest in the unsolved murder of Dayton police officer Kevin Brame during a prayer and candlelight vigil at Zion Baptist Church on Sunday. Officer Brame was killed on Nov. 1, 1999. STAFF PHOTO BY TEESHA MCCLAM Dayton Police Director and Chief Richard Biehl attended Sunday’s vigil and said Brame’s murder is still an active case, with new leads “few and far between.” “We will not rest until every investigative clue, every possible avenue is explored,” Biehl said. Peters Brame said she knows the police can’t do it all, but she also expressed disappointment that city officials haven’t kept the story more in the public eye. The Rev. Rockney Carter, senior pastor at Zion Baptist, said the community needs to “motivate” police to keep the case as a high priority, and Carter and several others called for an end to this “ridiculous, senseless violence.” Gerald Brame agreed, but he also had a more personal pain Sunday, as he talked about his energetic, “practical joker” son. “I still run into people who tell me stories about Kevin, on the job, helping them,” he said. It makes me smile, makes me grin … but I miss him so much.” live with daily, agonizing pain, and we need your help.” Kevin Brame was off-duty and and a former Dayton police officer, spoke from behind a familiar ban- ner that touts a $100,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of Kevin’s killer. “This banner is faded with time, but the agony of losing Kevin has not faded,” Gerald Brame said. “We back to their mother’s house when he was killed. Multiple neighbors said they heard the single shot. but didn’t see the assailant.
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